The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 83 80 66
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.45% 0.30% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.31% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £321 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.15% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £250
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.19 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% -37.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.13 £20.19 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.51% +0.92%
Server Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1027 974 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.03% 95.87% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 588 368
Average daily rate £425 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 57 57
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.16 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.46% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.25 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £363 -
Warrington - 2 £321 - 2
Server Engineer
North West

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Engineer in their job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (42.86%) Clustering
4 3 (42.86%) VBScript
4 3 (42.86%) VB
4 3 (42.86%) IIS
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
5 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (14.29%) Skype
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Application Discovery
4 1 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Release Management
4 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
4 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) VB
2 3 (42.86%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Polycom
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat